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Boys Basketball Outlook: New Covenant

  New Covenant Flames 2022-2023 Boys Basketball


Last year’s New Covenant squad set the school record for the most wins in a season, going 14-6 in the regular season.  This stellar win total not only qualified them for both the CCAC Playoffs, but also the District 3 Playoffs.  This ended a seven season playoff drought that New Covenant had endured.  To put this in perspective, during the ‘18-’19 season, the Flames registered two wins.  Much of this rise was due to the development of senior leaders, many of whom graduated following the ‘21-’22 campaign.

However, Coach Matt Kantner feels that the Flames still have the talent to continue improving on what they did last season.  The players that New Covenant is returning have had an opportunity to come back with more experience and maturity.  In fact, the Flames are returning nine of their twelve from last year.   Among those players is senior Ben Hartman (the all-State soccer player), who will make a run at becoming a 1,000 point scorer at New Covenant after starting his high school career at Lebanon Catholic.  While a prolific scorer, Hartman will not be alone in this effort.  Creating a dual threat for this team is junior Juan Torres, who will look to create a dilemma for opposing defenses.  If this team can continue its improvement, they could be making a multi-round run in the District 3 Playoffs.


Commonwealth Christian Athletic Conference

Head Coach: Matt Kantner, 4th season

2021-2022 Record: 14-6

Key Losses: Nate Seibert; Riley Newswanger; LJ Ndaro; Gavin Stoner; Lucas Maurer



#0   Canakis, Grant  SF  Freshman

#1   Palmer, Gabe  G Junior

#2   Balsbaugh, Sam  G Junior

#3   Canakis, Alex G Junior

#5   Stoner, Keenan  F Junior

#11  Hartman, Ben  G Senior

#12 Torres, Juan G Junior

#15  Hess, Colson  C Junior

#22  Seibert, Lucas  F Senior

#23  VanderPloog, Tycen SG/SF Junior 

#25  Shuey, Michael  C Freshman

#30  Navarro, John  G Senior


Season Schedule:

12/5/22            HOME    vs  Veritas Academy

12/9/22            Neutral  vs  Lititz Christian School

12/10/22          AWAY   vs  Conestoga Christian School

12/13/22          HOME   vs  Lancaster County Christian

12/16/22          HOME   vs  Harrisburg Christian School

12/19/22          HOME   vs  Harrisburg Academy

12/20/22          AWAY   vs  West Shore Christian Academy

1/6/23              HOME   vs  Mount Calvary Christian School

1/9/23              AWAY   vs  Harrisburg Academy

1/10/23            AWAY   vs  Covenant Christian Academy

1/14/23            HOME   vs  Williams Valley

1/17/23            AWAY   vs  Harrisburg Christian School

1/19/23            AWAY   vs  Alliance Christian

1/20/23            HOME   vs  West Shore Christian Academy

1/24/23            HOME    vs  Mount Calvary Christian School

1/27/23            HOME   vs  Covenant Christian Academy

1/31/23            HOME   vs  Linville Hill Christian

2/3/23              HOME   vs  Lancaster Country Day School

2/6/23              AWAY  vs  York Country Day School

2/9/23              AWAY  vs  Dayspring Christian Academy

2/10/23            AWAY  vs  High Point Baptist Academy



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